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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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A young girl faces ridicule and bullying about her birthmark in: HAYLEY’S COURAGE

By Linda M. Steiner
Rating:
5 / 5

A true story of one little girl's courage amid adversity.

Human and animal kingdoms interact in: THE KINGDOM OF THE SUN AND THE MOON

By Lowell H. Press
Rating:
5 / 5

Nesbit, an outspoken mouse, is banished to the Forest of Lost Life because he says that the König, king of Kingdom of the Double-headed Eagle,...

A girl’s trek to a festival becomes a journey to self discovery in: NOTHANDO’S JOURNEY

By Jill Aperson Manly, illustrated by Alyssa casey
Rating:
4.5 / 5

A young girl in Swaziland, as her journey to a very important festival turns into one of self-discovery in this beautifully illustrated and dynamic children’s...

It’s a pirate’s life in: CAPTAIN NO-BEARD

By Carole P Roman
Rating:
4.5 / 5

In this delightful journey, Captain No Beard takes children to the world of pirates and reveals the possibilities of imagination.

Experiences in an alternate universe create a wake up call in an average student’s life in: KING OF AVERAGE

By Gary Schwartz
Rating:
5 / 5

While on a quest to be a mediocre king in a parallel universe, an underachieving preteen discovers that there's more to life than being average.

The Lost Castle Treasure

By Don. M. Winn
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Between the stone walls of Knox Castle lies many secrets—some even deadly. For Kaye, the boy knight, and his young friends, Reggie and Beau, the...

Riding The Cursed Shoots

By Wendy D. Walter
Rating:
3 / 5

Being a tween girl is confusing enough without being saddled with an ancient Ashera and medallion, the Ledrith Glain, that attract demons and practitioners of...

Molly And Babou

By James Mahoney and Marie-Paule Mahoney
Rating:
4.5 / 5

A runt puppy with disabilities and a black bear losing his forest home develop a long-lasting friendship.

The Adventures of Horace, George and Ingle

By H.W. Cumming
Rating:
3.5 / 5

Horace, George and Ingle are three brothers poised on the edge of adulthood. They are also princes. When a storm causes some unusual damage, the...

The North Pole Challenge

By Kevin George
Rating:
4 / 5

An awkward young man soon discovers he has the carpentry skills of an elf and starts work at the North Pole, where he encounters chilly...

Every Walrus Can Fly

By Brian Phillips
Rating:
4 / 5

“Would you believe me if I said every walrus can fly” begins this imaginative story of three-year-old Royce, a walrus with aspirations to fly.

The Merrykin Runaways

By Oral Husemoen McDanel
Rating:
4 / 5

Deep in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest live the Kin, elflike people who keep themselves hidden from the rest of us.

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